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Your Presence Is Heaven To Me

  • Moses said to Yahweh, Behold, you tell me, Bring up this people: and you havent let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight. Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you, so that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. He said, My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. He said to him, If your presence doesnt go with me, dont carry us up from here. Exodus 33:12 WEB

    When the Lord started sending me computer networks to maintain in the late 80s, I had no clue as to what I was doing, and there was no Internet as we know it to research with. There was also no one in my area that worked on them and I was on my own, except for His presence. Time after time, day after day, this farm boy would just pray all the way to the site, fix it almost magically and leave with them thinking that I was brilliant. It was entirely the Lord's presence. You can do anything that He calls you to do, if you will just step out and try.

    Moses did not want to leave without God's presence going with him. When God was with him, he was all powerful. Without him, he was nothing. Gideon led an army of 300 men against a giant army (Judges 7:12) because the Lord was with him. David killed Goliath while the rest of the army watched on in fear (a Sam 17:49). He was willing, and that is all that God needed. He doesnt need your abilities, He needs a willing heart. He will equip the one with the heart to step out.

    I know that some will quote, He will never leave nor forsake you, and that is true, but that is not what I am talking about. You can enter into the presence of God in a special way through prayer and ask for His help. Even Jesus had special times when the power of God was present to heal (Luke 5:17). Though His life was planned out long ago (Isa. 52:13), Jesus sometimes spent all night in prayer to bring it to pass (Luke 6:12). Our prayer matters. Do not assume that it will just happen. I love it when it does, but your sincere prayer is a major part of your breakthrough.

    Dont try and make it happen on your own. Invite the Lord's presence into your problems and watch them dissolve. Just be honest: Lord, I cannot do this without you! Please come with me and give me the grace to do this in Jesus' name. When His Presence is there, you can do anything that He calls you to do.

    Prayer: Father I need You today. Please come and cover with me with Your presence. I need Your help Lord. Teach me what I need to know. Help me see the big picture, and flood my life with Your presence for I cannot do this without You, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The newest installment of the weekly Bible Study is available. You can view the study info, listen to the audio chapter and participate in the discussion questions there. To get to the study, just click on the "Bible Study" link on the website menu and choose the top one (Luke, Chapter 17). Have a blessed day!

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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
August 25, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  What a great devotional to read and start off my day!!  We enter this day with the Blessing of Our Father in Heaven and is son Jesus Christ my Savior.  Thank you God for allowing me to see another beautiful day and for the Blessings you provide for all of us through your son Jesus.  Without you Lord, none of this matters.  You are my rock, my sole source of strength and I ask you Dear Father in Heaven to be with me this day and always!  Love You so Very Much!!!  Amen!!!
August 25, 2015
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Kealtis "Key" Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Amen!  I agree with you that He is our Rock and our Source.  So many of us tend to forget that, and worry unnecessarily.  
August 25, 2015
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Kealtis "Key" Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Father God, mere words cannot explain what I feel in my heart for You.  I'm finding out more and more, just how powerful, loving, giving, merciful, gracious, and forgiving You are.  I'm finding out more and more who I am in You and who You are in me.  And I'm loving this feeling deep within the very core of my being.   I thank you Pastor Todd for being such a willing vessel, as well as an obediant servant of God.  Thank you for sharing what He shares with you.  I appreciate and love you and Sylvia very dearly.  Have a blessed and wonderfully spirit filled day today.
August 25, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallelujah amen
August 25, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Praise the Lord for the message from you on today  Pastor Todd,   a word for my spirit. Hallelujah
August 25, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!  In His Presence daily live...make Him priority!
August 25, 2015
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Trina Murphy
Trina Murphyedited: August 25, 2015 Amen I thank God everyday for His mercy and grace! Thank u Father
August 25, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes, Lord, cover me every day, I need you in all my work and all my decisions,  thank you Jesus, amen. 
August 25, 2015
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J D  Williams
J D Williams JESUS WAS SO RIGHT WHEN HE SAID THAT WE CAN DO NOTHING WITHOUT HIM I ASK FOR HIS HELP AND GIUDANCE ON THIS DAY AND FOREVER MORE....
August 25, 2015
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, Pastor Dion your words are always encouraging.
August 25, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Amen Pastor, I have spent a long time trying to understand faith. Where does it come from?  I thought people should just believe . No, its a love thing between you and God. Once you turn over your life to him   "yes submission". It is a gift from God. Why I know this is because I was the one who didn't  want nothing to do with God, even though I believe in my head, He wasn't in my heart. That's the difference I have experinced.
August 25, 2015
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Thank you for this on time word and prayer. God bless you!
August 25, 2015
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson This is Awesome. Praise GOD!
August 25, 2015
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Keep God in ALL Areas of your life. 
August 25, 2015
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Ruth Inman
Ruth Inman Pastor Dion,  Sometimes I just shake my head reading your posts. We have had so many similar events in our background. Thank you once again, for reminding me of how I, too, have solved many technical problems for people and wondered on the way there how I was going to know (or IF I was going to know) what to do to fix their problem. In recent years I'm very aware of God's presence with me daily... but years ago, I forgot that... and it's nice to look back now, and say,.. Oh... that's how I figured that out, or that's why it went so easy... People ask me how I learned all that I know about computers and many times I just said... curiosity and dertermination, but even those are God given traits... so I may need to change my answer a bit... Again, Thank you! Ruth
August 25, 2015
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Marilyn DeJongh
Marilyn DeJongh Thank you for this most appropriate message ths morning.  Once again, you touched my heart with God's knowledge.  Amen.  
August 25, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!  I need Him every millisecond!
August 25, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message and the prayer!
August 25, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I just felt sheer PEACE after saying that prayer for today! For I am starting to grow frustrated in my post-op recovery. I saw my surgeon yesterday because I keep spiking a fever and have terrible pains after eating. The doctor started me on an antibiotic and another medication for my stomach. But he also gave me the report of my surgery, and I REALLY felt frustrated after reading it! I just found out that one half to one third of my stomach is gone! My aunt told me not to worry, because in time, my stomach will "stretch" and I'll be able to eat normally again. In the meantime, I can't help wondering if I bought all this on myself. When I was an anorexic 14 year old, I prayed that I'd be able to eat all I wanted without gaining weight (boy, were my priorities skewed!) And now, all these years later, God answered those pleas...but not exactly how I had hoped! blessings to all, Kathy
August 25, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I don't know if God would hold the prayers of a little teenager against you. You will get through this, Kathy, we are praying for you!
August 25, 2015
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Connie Astudillo
Connie Astudilloedited: August 25, 2015 This devotional is perfect timing like all the others as well...Thank You Father for Your Mercy, Love, and Grace and also for using Pastor Todd to reach our hearts for You...Please Bless Pastor Todd and his beautiful family in Jesus name Amen...
August 25, 2015
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Carolyn  Douglas
Carolyn Douglas The older I get the more I find that I need the Lord now more than I ever did...Thank you for sharing that laying it all out honestly and humbly is what is needed and moves the hand of God in our circumstances. Sometimes I feel guilty if my prayers aren't half an hour to an hour in length. I need to know it's not how much I say but that it's my attitude as I seek Him ...
August 25, 2015
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Meg Brown
Meg Brown Thank you. So needed this today. 
August 25, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!!  
August 25, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza LORD GOD i give you all my worries and fears. YOUR presence makes me live my day with contentment and happiness. Thank you LORD GOD for your love, your graces and blessings  and here I am GOD ready to serve you with all my heart, soul and spirit. What and how can I serve YOU MY GOD. Let thy HOLY SPIRIT guide me and show me the way. Through you my LORD JESUS CHRIST. AMEN
August 25, 2015
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell THANK YOU AGAIN PASTOR TODD. YOUR WORDS THRU JESUS ARE SUCH A BLESSING. GOD BLESS ALL OF RHM.
August 25, 2015
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Kelli Lane
Kelli Lane Just wanted to let u guys know that I really look forward to each e-mail everyday and your words are a Blessing In my life! God Bless you all From the bottom of my heart!!
August 25, 2015
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Kathy Harris
Kathy Harris Good afternnon this was diffently on time for me. Thank you so much MMOG. For sharing the word with all your brothers and sisters in Christ.....
August 25, 2015
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Tryphena Barnes
Tryphena Barnes I really enjoyed this Blog- It blessed my heart so deeply- My heart pants after the presence of the Lord! Thank you for sharing such a power word..
August 25, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Love these words: you can do anything that He calls you to do, if you will just step out and try!  Exclamation is marked for me. How freeing to know that  we don't need abilities--just a willing heart.  Trust is involved to know what you will do He will be there.  Much much prayer is the bottom line to discern His will, to hear His voice or to have the Word(rehma) just light up or jump off the page into me/anyone.  Thank you!  Pastor to me you are right now truly lit by Him.  Blessings to you and Sylvia.  I hope pray even now..Lord Jesus pour out your store house upon this ministry to take care of financial needs.  We lost this ministry on-line and now You brought it back, Lord to bless soo many.  May they who are being ministered to right now have a heart felt gratitude to give whatever possible as to You, Lord in all thanks & praise.Amen!!    
August 25, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Where did my comment go to?  Help Lord...did I mess up, sorry.
August 25, 2015
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thank you Pastor Todd, Your personal story really helps alot in getting to your point, It explains things in a way that I can understand what God is trying to tell me, Have a super great day! sincerely Scott R.
August 25, 2015
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Lord i really need your direction. I have worked in the same company but different departments for 20years now. Ifeel in my heart that it is time to move. Ineed God to direct me and lead me so that i do not step out blindly. Thank you Pastor for this wonderful message. May you be blessed by the almighty.
August 26, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.   Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Help me to walk with You Today.
August 26, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler I desire very much to hear from the Lord to solve my concern of serving in our church and know not what to do when committment is hard.  I had a court case years ago for I could not work any longer and went them on disability.  I improved in time yet chronic pain is that ..it doesn't go away.  I have good about this question before the Lord over the years.  I am at a stand still.  I think maybe I should do something.  I do not want to waste all He has done for me!  Truly He has.  Get a peace about this and then my chain feels jerked again.  I am asking the Lord to pick what He wants me to do.  I pray Zhe understands.  Anyone have feed back I'd appreciate it.  Thank you.
September 1, 2015